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DOL Home Care Rule

By Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law  |  October 1, 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld last month a Department of Labor DOL regulation governing home care services for people with disabilities and seniors. Unless the U.S. Supreme Court takes action, which legal scholars believe is unlikely, the home care rule will become effective in mid-October. Learn More »

Don't Mourn...Organize, Register and Vote!

By AAPD Press Team  |  September 23, 2015

Onward to November 8, 2016 Make the DISABILITY VOTE Count! Learn More »

AAPD Applauds the Release of Affordable Care Act Anti-Discrimination Draft Regulations

By Lisa Ekman  |  September 15, 2015

AAPD was very pleased to see a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 8 proposing regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities. AAPD staff attended a briefing on the proposed regulations held by the Office of Civil Rights at HHS on September 10th. Although we are still reviewing the draft, it appears the proposed regulations would provide significant protection for people with disabilities who experience discrimination in the healthcare context. Learn More »

AAPD Supports Updating FCC Rules to Bring Telecommunications Accessibility into the 21st Century

By Lisa Ekman  |  September 1, 2015

AAPD submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday 8/24 in support of two petitions submitted to the FCC by AT&T related to updating its regulations regarding access to telecommunications for people who are deaf or hard of hearing or have a speech impairment. Learn More »

IoT Innovations Offer Essential Benefits for People with Disabilities

By AAPD  |  August 17, 2015

Earlier this year, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 25. When it was enacted, this revolutionary legislation transformed the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities. Today, Internet-connected devices offer a similar potential to transform quality of life for many folks, particularly for people with disabilities. These innovations are ushering in a new societal revolution, one in which anything (and everything) can be connected. Learn More »

World of an Intern

By Alyssa Lyon  |  August 10, 2015

It is the final week of my internship at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). I applied for the internship because I wanted to advocate for disabled individuals and improve the system, specifically the implementation of laws that currently exist. There continues to be a lack of understanding in educational institutions and in the workforce. In both school and work settings, individuals with disabilities are not always accepted fully and frequently are not granted the accommodations they need to succeed. Learn More »

How my 1st Federal Employment Experience inspired me to become a civil rights attorney for the Deaf, disabled, and disadvantaged

By Brian K. Lucas  |  August 5, 2015

When I was becoming confident that my life was headed into the right direction, in September 2009, it only took one word to destroy my confidence and naive outlook on life—it was the rudest awakening I have ever had to date. The signing word ‘left’ felt like a sledge-hammer swung gracefully by unholy hands to shatter my glass innocence into shards that would never quite be pieced back together. Learn More »

A Summer To Remember

By Brian Meersma  |  August 3, 2015

The AAPD summer intern program has been a great learning experience. Besides getting first-hand experience working in the federal government, the internship has provided me with the opportunity to make connections and learn from amazing people working in the disability field. Learn More »

Exploring and Rewarding Innovation in the Area of Accessibility

By Susan Diegelman  |  July 31, 2015

Earlier this week, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 25th birthday. The law was designed to reduce physical and economic barriers for those with disabilities and over the past 25 years, technology has played an integral role in this process. Learn More »

The Intersection Between Technology and Special Education

By Sedinam Worlanyo  |  July 31, 2015

I recently went to a talk organized by The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training, titled “Seizing Opportunity in the Digital Age: The Intersection between Technology and Special Education.” As someone who loves technology and is passionate about special education, seeing a bridge being built between those two is exciting for me. Learn More »

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